ENGLAND 1871 ASPHALT T-SHIRT
The England 1871 Asphalt T-shirt is made with a heavyweight organic 100% combed cotton which gives it a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable finish.
Featuring an embroidered vintage logo with the date of their first international match
A classic crew neck and a semi-fitted cut ensure a flattering fit.
A classic for the English rugby fan.
100% Organic Combed Cotton
Embroidered rose logo with the date of their first International Test Match
1871 Embroidered on back of the neck
1871 woven tab on side of the shirt
Double-needle stitched hems for extra durability
The rugby union match played between Scotland and England on 27 March 1871 was the world’s very first international rugby union football match. The match was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in front of 4,000 spectators. Scotland won the match, scoring two tries and a goal to England’s single try.
The match resulted from a challenge issued in the sporting weekly Bell’s Weekly on 8 December 1870 and signed by the captains of five Scottish clubs, inviting any team “selected from the whole of England” to a 20-a-side game to be played under the rugby rules. The game was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, the home ground of Edinburgh Academicals, on 27 March 1871. The English team wore all white, with a red rose on its shirts and the Scots, brown shirts with a thistle.
The team representing England was captained by Frederick Stokes of Blackheath, that representing Scotland was led by Francis Moncrieff
The matches for this season were decided on goals scored. A goal was awarded for a successful conversion after a try, for a dropped goal or for a goal from mark. If a game was drawn, any unconverted tries were tallied to give a winner. If there was still no clear winner, the match was declared a draw.
The game, played over two halves, each of 50 minutes, was won by Scotland, who scored a goal with a successful conversion kick after grounding the ball over the goal line (permitting them to ‘try’ to kick a goal). Both sides achieved a further ‘try’ each but failed to convert them to goals, as the kicks were unsuccessful. Angus Buchanan was the first man to score a try in international rugby.
In a return match at the Kennington Oval, London, in 1872, England were the winners.
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This shirt is embroidered to order and so postage may take 2-3 days if there is a delay with the embroidery.
Organic cotton T-shirts are individually packaged with a Black&Blue 1871 swing tag in a poly bag.
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